Atlanta Braves – Richard Rodríguez
Richard Rodríguez was one of a handful of trades that the Atlanta Braves made at the trade deadline. The Braves got him from the Pittsburgh Pirates and he had pitched well for the Pirates and pitched well for the Braves.
But Rodríguez has been left off both the NLDS and NLCS roster, in a bit of a surprising move. As MLB Trade Rumors noted before the NLDS, Rodríguez “surrendered five home runs in his past 10 appearances and, more concerning, has seen his strikeout rate absolutely crater with the Braves.”
But since 2018, Rodríguez has an ERA of 3.00 in 223 appearances so he could be a good reliever for the Rockies for the next few years before he is eligible for free agency (after the 2023 season).
Miami Marlins – Brian Anderson
Brian Anderson had some injury issues in 2021 for the Miami Marlins but he has shown that he can be a very good player.
From 2018 through 2020, he has had an OPS+ of 110, 112, and 116 with on-base percentages of .357, .342, and .345. He also has been an above-average defender as he has 16 DRS since 2019.
Anderson is also versatile, as he has primarily played third base and right field but he has some games at first, second, short, and left field as well in the majors and/or minor leagues.
The Rockies have also been known to show their pride for players from the state of Oklahoma (Matt Holliday, Jon Gray, Matt Kemp, Jeromy Burnitz, Jamey Wright, Cory Sullivan, Jeff Salazar, Greg Norton, Brett Anderson, Ryan Vilade, Mark Redman, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Chris Richard, Kelby Tomlinson, and current Rockies coach Doug Bernier all played for the Rockies and/or were coaches for the Rockies and either are from Oklahoma or went to college in Oklahoma).